Joan Crow Wisel

Joan Crow Wisel, 91, of Roanoke, IN, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at 7:53 a.m. at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Wisel graduated from Huntington Township School in 1948, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Seminary United Methodist Church, Roanoke, and the Red Hat Society in Texas, where she and her husband spent the winters for over 20 years.

Raymond J. Budrow Sr.

Raymond J. Budrow Sr., 93, of Fort Wayne, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Budrow had a lengthy career in the electronics industry, most notably at Magnavox, E Systems–Memcor and Fisher Engineering. He was a World War II Navy Veteran.

He was born on Sept. 26, 1925, in Webster, MA. to Jesse and Hermine Langlois Budrow. He married Ola Catherine “Kitty” Pitts, and she survives.

Lady Vike swimmers pick up second straight big win

The Huntington North High School girls’ swim team picked up its second big win in a row with a 104-60 pounding of visiting Manchester on Thursday, Jan. 24.

Junior Laney Shaw had two individual wins on the night to help lead the Lady Vikes, who got a total of eight wins on the evening, including a top-3 sweep led by Shaw in the 50-yard freestyle.

Shaw won the race in :27.70 and led teammates Morgan Cogar and Crosley Stanley across the line, respectively.

Shaw then captured the 100-yard freestyle in 1:00.54.

Viking swimboys give Manchester scare in loss

All four competitors on the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team picked up wins as the Vikings fell to visiting Manchester, 78-56, on Thursday, Jan. 24.

Nathan York and Keegan Mautz led the way with a pair of wins apiece, and the four also teamed up for a relay win as well.

York, a junior, got his first win in the 50-yard freestyle, in :25.91, then with just a few minutes break came back to win the 100-yard butterfly, in 1:12.74.

Mautz, a senior, claimed the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:27.57, and came back to win the 100-yard backstroke, in 1:10.27.

Vikes stone Braves in 2Q on way to win

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team threw a second-quartet shutout at visiting Bellmont on the way to a 50-43 win on Thursday, Jan. 24.

The Vikings, 12-3 overall and 3-1 in the Northeast 8, were up 12-9 after the first quarter and upped the margin to 19-9 by halftime by holding the Braves scoreless. They led 37-23 after three quarters.

Sawyer Stoltz went 6 of 6 from the field on the way to a game-high 18 points to lead the Vikings. Zach Daugherty had 14 points and Hank Pulver added nine.

Steven B. Myers

Steven B. Myers, 66, of Bluffton, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at 6:50 p.m. at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Myers was a 1971 graduate of Huntington North High School. He worked at Owen’s Supermarket for 27 years and later worked at Peyton Northern in Bluffton for 18 years before retiring.

He was born Dec. 27, 1952, in Columbia City to Phillip and Rose Clark Myers. He married Karen Ware Booth on Nov. 3, 2000, in Bluffton, and she survives.

Earline J. Lowery

Earline J. Lowery, 93, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at 1:21 a.m. at Heritage Pointe of Huntington.

Mrs. Lowery graduated from Lancaster Township School in 1943. She was a homemaker. She farmed with her family on their Rock Creek Township farm for more than 50 years. She also invested many years volunteering with the American Heart Association. She was a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Huntington County, where she played the piano and organ for more than 68 years.

Marjorie L. Manning

Marjorie L. Manning, 54, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

She  was born Sept. 26, 1964, to Richmond Hill and Rita Chapin. Her mother and stepfather, Rita and Bud Chapin,survive. She married Richard Manning on July 4, 2010, and he also survives.

Roy C. Chaney

Roy C. Chaney, 64, of Marion, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at 4 p.m. at his home.

Mr. Chaney was a veteran of the United States Army and, following his military service, worked in production at United Technologies until his retirement in December 2015.

He was born July 22, 1954, in Pikeville, KY to Imal Coleman Chaney. He married Joyce Brewer on Aug. 21, 2016, and she survives.

William D. 'Bill' Preston

William Duane "Bill" Preston, 77, of Warren, IN, and formerly of rural Wabash, IN, died Jan. 23, 2019, at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

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